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Then I thought of the generosity of teachers. From school supplies to anonymous donations for students in need. And what about all those intangibles - our time and effort. Many folks believe that teachers have a cush job. We work 7:00-2:30 and have summers off. Quite the fictional statement. I don't know of a single teacher at my schools whose work ends at 2:30. Some may leave the building at 2:30, but the work continues at home. And summers are neither a vacation nor are they paid. We receive stipends for some of the work, but not most. The majority of teachers give so much of themselves and while it's not exactly volunteer work, there's lots we are not compensated for.
So, if real generosity is doing something nice for someone who will never find out, then teachers are some of the most generous people on this planet. While the impact of those small (or great) acts of kindness may never be known, we certainly don't labor in vain. Keep at it my fellow educators, the best is yet to come!